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#1 Posted by LazyEkans (50 posts) -

@bananasbananasbananas: @cornbredx: Yeah, I forgot to mention that this is meant to be able to play games. The problem with posting to multiple places is I forget what I have and haven't noted.

I don't know if it's any better, but I originally was spending $80 and $70 on the CPU and memory respectively, Although I did just have one 8gb stick of RAM.

If you're so inclined, my budget max is $680. I realize it won't be an incredible build. Thanks for catching my mistakes!

#2 Edited by LazyEkans (50 posts) -

Thanks ya'll! Very nice, I'll post a link to an edited build if anyone wants to look at it.

Edit: @ll_exile_ll: What headphones are you using/How much did you spend? I'm probably going to start off with speakers. That just seems safer. I'd still like to know what ya use.

#3 Edited by LazyEkans (50 posts) -

Hey, I made a post on Reddit, but I only got one reply and it didn't answer all my questions. Like Pat, who recently posted, I'm relying heavily on pcpartpicker, so I could use some help.

First off, has anyone ever not purchased speakers? I don't really see an upside to them unless I'm going all out. So, is it just personal preference? Like, if you don't like wearing headphones, then get speakers.

I already got some changes from my first part list. The CPU was changed with a recommended to be overclocked and a cooler was added along with a better GPU. I'm guessing I probably need a cooler.

Also, I'm unsure about most (all) decisions. So, feel free to change anything. Oh, also, the monitor is $20 until 7/9, no pressure.

First Build

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dYvVmG

Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dYvVmG/by_merchant/

  • CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
  • CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
  • Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
  • Memory: Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($71.88 @ NCIX US)
  • Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
  • Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R7 260X 1GB Video Card ($84.99 @ Newegg)
  • Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($27.99 @ Newegg)
  • Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
  • Monitor: Hannspree HE225DPB 21.5" Monitor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
  • Keyboard: Logitech Wireless Combo MK270 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($17.95 @ Amazon)
  • Headphones: Microsoft L2 LifeChat LX-3000 Headset ($19.95 @ Amazon)

Total: $665.59

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Note: Meant to be a gaming PC. The above build was determined to be counter-intuitive. AHHH! The cheapest 2x4gb of RAM is $180. Well, it was fun to make believe...

Okay, let's try again!

Second Build

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DdzYmG

Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DdzYmG/by_merchant/

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($112.00)
  • Motherboard: ASRock B85M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
  • Memory: Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Amazon)
  • Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
  • Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R7 260X 1GB Video Card ($84.99 @ Newegg)
  • Case: Azza CSAZ-206 ATX Mid Tower Case ($27.04 @ Newegg)
  • Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (Purchased For $0.00)
  • Monitor: Hannspree HE225DPB 21.5" Monitor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
  • Keyboard: Logitech Wireless Combo MK270 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($17.95 @ Amazon)
  • Speakers: Logitech LS11 3W 2ch Speakers ($14.99 @ Amazon)

Total: $563.92

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

#4 Edited by LazyEkans (50 posts) -

@syz said:

The charge labeled against Giant Bomb is that they should somehow be held morally accountable for perpetuating inequality within the industry. There is a necessary presumption here that something deliberate is happening, despite there being no reasonable evidence put forth. Meanwhile, others are musing that (presuming gender, sexuality, and ethnicity are held equal) it is not at all morally questionable for somebody like Dan Ryckert to be hired for this position.

I have yet to see somebody claim that they should have just hired a random woman or minority to fill the position just to say they did. It is simply that the fact that that did not happen does not convey an act of racism, or sexism, or speciesism--anyism. The accusation is logically unsound without proof that Giant Bomb's hiring process was somehow unfavorable towards applicants who did not happen to be heterosexual white men. As the quote we keep seeing puts it: merit. If those protesting the situation cannot disprove this merit, they have no grounds to put forth accusations (although this does not, in turn, qualify one for receiving death threats).

Right, and at what point do we hire the "others" because if we work purely off merit it will be white men all the time forever and ever.

EDIT: I didn't mean to imply you're racist (or something) with the "others". I'm just tired.

#5 Posted by LazyEkans (50 posts) -

@counterclockwork87: Yeah, as @truthtellah wrote, if you are willing to weather the storm there are those willing to stand behind you. If it's too much for you that's understandable, duck out. Pick your battles, find out what works best for, and I wish you the best.

Shout out to @sarisa for being pretty cool.

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#7 Posted by LazyEkans (50 posts) -

Normally I'd agree with you, but don't pretend like if someone had written that exact same blog about misogyny that we, as a community, would tolerate it. In fact, it'd probably be labeled "hate speech" and the offending user would be ostracized (and rightly so).

Me? I'm not big on censorship. I think everyone should be allowed to say what's on their mind so long as they aren't assholes about it. I'm of the opinion that as social creatures we need conflict in order to even understand our own opinions. Challenging views and in turn having our views challenged is the only way to really understand why we have them in the first place.

The link didn't work, but I found this on the Tumblr account's homepage in the FAQ section.

9) You hate men.

Correction: I am wary of men. I hope you can understand why. Take a look at my inbox the next time I write something provocative. Or just, you know, look at a whole entire world dominated by men who profit from and exchange women as objects. Can you blame me? If I were a rabbit, I’d be scared of wolves.

#8 Posted by LazyEkans (50 posts) -

@lazyekans: they should work even harder to make up for being white and male? "Unfortunate messaging"? The only "message" is that a videogame website just hired two cool people and you shouldn't be raining on their parade.

You can't just be all 'This is a happy time, no criticism'. That's not cool. So, what, we bring this up in a month and then we'll get people saying 'why didn't say anything when you found out?'.

"Unfortunate messaging" because Jeff was making the site sound progressive. The same old is old and, obviously, the opposite of progressive (in one way at the very least). Actions speak louder than words, so someone saying "let's move forward" then, when the time comes, they don't move forward it doesn't look good. These things are inconsistent or they paint a very dark future. No, they don't have to work harder because they are white males, I was speaking to more stuff going up on the site. I'm still a fan of this videogames website-thing.

#9 Edited by LazyEkans (50 posts) -

@doomocrat:

@doomocrat said:
@maxistentialist said:

@zombiepie said:

@alistercat said:

I came here just to see complaining about them being white and male.

That will not happen here. The expressed purpose of this thread is to congratulate the new additions to the Giant Bomb family. Anything that is not this will not be allowed.

Can you post the full list of things that we're not allowed to talk about? Or are we also not allowed to talk about the things we're not allowed to talk about? Sorry, just trying to follow the rules here.

I'd like to think this is a "Positive vibes for the new guys to make em' feel welcome" gesture, but any kind of declarative tone is distressing.

Seriously, congrats to those guys. Not their fault who they are, but this is a really mixed narrative in light of everything Patrick has been doing. The problem here is I got to know the Giant Bomb guys so I didn't think of them as white male #1, 2, 3... Patrick was a single hire and I wasn't really as aware back then, It's just not the same for me. Really, no matter what "side" you're on that podcast image was a poor choice. It's also sad because I always hear Jeff talking about preparing for the future. That coupled with this is really unfortunate messaging.

On a more realistic note, it's done now. Nothing we could/can do. I just hope it means they work even harder.

EDIT: I mean nothing we can do about the hires, there is still "stuff we can do."

@tonch said:
@keris said:

Dan Ryckert is an avid Waluigi sympathizer.

Excellent! There aren't enough of those. Waluigi #1!

Silver Lining.

#10 Edited by LazyEkans (50 posts) -

@fearbeard: Oh, okay, thanks for your input. I have already played it and own it, but just didn't feel like listing all the stuff I have.

Well, I guess that's a thread! If anyone else has suggestions feel free to post them, I just assume most people won't be posting anymore. Also, maybe I'll hyperlink the games that are collections so people can tell what they are.

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